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Useful Links

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

International HACCP Alliance

Pathogen Reduction:

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Science/Hazard Analysis & Pathogen Reduction/index.asp

FSIS, Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer (EIAO) Training, including HACCP model training modules:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS Emplovees/EIAO Training Modules/index.asp#Enforcement

FSIS, Compliance Guidelines to Control Listeria monocytogenes In Post-Lethality Exposed Ready- To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products, September 2012. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Controlling LM RTE guideline 0912.pdf

FDA, Compliance Policy Guide 555.425 Foods, Adulteration Involving Hard or Sharp Foreign Objects
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/ComplianceManuals/CompliancePolicvGuidanceManual/ucm074554.htm

FoodHACCP.com: www.foodhaccp.com

Guidance for Industry: Action Levels for Poisonous or Deleterious Substances in Human Food and Animal Feed
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ChemicalContaminantsandPesticides/ucm077969.htm

Allergen Related Websites and Information

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004:
http://www.fda.gov/food/labelingnutrition/FoodAllergensLabeling/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnfor mation/ucml06187.htm

Food Allergens: www.foodallergv.org

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP): http://farrp.unl.edu/web/farrp/home

FDA-CFSAN, Food allergen index page:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafetv/FoodAllergens/default.htm

Food defense websites

Food Security Preventative Measures Guidance, Food Defense and Terrorism: Food and Cosmetics:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/FoodSecuritv/default.htmPsms ss=email&at xt=4d40 7f76929f Id b8%2C0

FDA, Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/ucm245544.htm

FSIS Food Defense and Emergency Response:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Food Defense & Emergency Response/Guidance Materials/index, asp

FSIS, Security Guidelines for Food Processors (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/topics/SecuritvGuide.pdf)

Department of Homeland Security: www.dhs.gov

FDA Bioterrorism Act of 2002:
http://www.fda.gov/Regulatorylnformation/Legislation/ucml48797.htm

National Center for Food Protection and Defense: http://www.ncfpd.umn.edu/

Food labeling websites and information

FDA-CFSAN, Food Labeling Guidance & Regulatory Information:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/LabelingNutrition/FoodLabelingGuidanceRegulatorvlnformation/default.htm

The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act: ttp://www.ftc.gov/os/statutes/fplaiump.shtm

USDA-FSIS Food Labeling policies index page. See especially Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations & policies/Labeling Policies/index.asp

Fresh produce safety websites

Good Agricultural Practices, A Self-Audit for Growers and Handlers:
http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/files/filelibrarv/5453/4362.pdf

GAP programs examples provided by the University of California at Davis http://ucgaps.ucdavis.edu/ and Cornell University http://www.gaps.cornell.edu/

Guidance for Industry: Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Sprouted Seeds
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ProduceandPlanProducts/ucml20244.htm

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ProduceandPlanProducts/ucm064574.htm

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ProduceandPlanProducts/ucm064458.htm

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens; Draft Guidance
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ProduceandPlanProducts/ucml74200.htm

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Tomatoes; Draft Guidance
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ProduceandPlanProducts/ucml73902.htm

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Melons; Draft Guidance
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvtnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ProduceandPlanProducts/ucml74171.htm

Government

Food and Drug Administration Home Page: www.fda.gov

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) home page: http://www.fsis.usda.gov

FDA, Database 21CFR: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm

Drinking Water Standards: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx 02/40cfrl41 02.html

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA): http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/lfra.html

Regulations.gov website: http://www.regulations.gOv/search/Regs/home.html#home

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=%2Findex.tpl orhttp://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/index.html

Pesticide Residue Limits: http://www.epa.g0v/agriculture/tfsv.html#pesticideinf00d

Search page for checking status of regulations subject to OMB-OIRA (Office of Management and Budget – Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) reviews under Executive Order (EO) 12866:
http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eoPackageMain

Other government food safety websites and resources

FDA Bad Bug Book:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafetv/Foodbornelllness/FoodbornelllnessFoodbornePathogen sNaturalToxins/BadBugBook/default.htm

FDA Inspection Operations Manual: http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/lnspections/IOM/default.htm

FDA Compliance Policy Guides Manual index page:
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/ComplianceManuals/CompliancePolicvGuidanceManual/default.htm

FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM):
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ScienceResearch/LaboratorvMethods/BacteriologicalAnalvticalManu alBAM/default.htm

FDA, Defect Action Levels Handbook:
http://www.fda.gov/food/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/guidancedocuments/sanitation/ucm056174.htm

FSIS, Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) Scenarios
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/emplovees/IKEScenarios/index.asp

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.eov

Foodnet: www.cdc.gov/foodnet

Government Food Safety Info: www.foodsafetv.gov

Recall information for FDA and USDA in one location
http://www.recaIls.gov/food.htmI

Office of the Federal Register: http://www.ofr.gov/

US Government Printing Office:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsvs/pkg/FR-2011-03-08/content- detail.html

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF):
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/about/NACMCF/index.asp

Other non-governmental organization (NGO) websites:

Glass Handling, The Glass Packaging Institute: www.gpi.org

Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO): http://www.afdo.org

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT): www.ift.org

Institute of Food Science and Technology: www.ifst.org

Seafood Products Association: http://www.spa-food.org/

Juice Products Association: www.iuiceproducts.org

National Agricultural Law Center: http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org

International Food Information Council:
http://www.foodinsight.org/about-ific-and-food- safetv.aspx

Partnership for Food Safety Education: www.fightbac.org

International Association for Food Protection (IAFP):
http://www.foodprotection.org/main/default.asp

Seafood Network Information Center:
http.7/seafood.ucdavis.edu/haccp/compendium/compend.htm

World Health Organizatiorr: http://www.who.int/en/

Sites for information on chemical contaminants

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Notices http://oehha.ca.gov/

FDA’s Contaminant List with Relevant Commodities
http://www.fda.gOv/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatorvlnformation/GuidanceDocuments/ChemicalContaminantsandPesticides/ucm077969-htm

Codex General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food & Feed:
www.codexalimentarius.net/download/standards/17/CXS 193e.pdf

FDA GRAS website:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodlngredientsPackaging/GenerallvRecognizedasSafeGRAS/default.htm

International Food Additives Database:
http://www.foodadditivedatabase.com

US Pharmacopeial, Food Chemicals Codex (FCC):
http://www.usp.org/food-ingredients

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i2358e/i2358e00.pdf

FDA Update on Greaseproofing Agents:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodlngredientsPackaging/FoodContactSubstancesFCS/ucm308462.htm?source=govdeliverv

EU Directives
(http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:2006R1881:20100701:EN:HTMU

Other food safety websites:

Sanitary Design in the Food Industry:
http://www.sanitarvdesign.org/

NACMCF – Establishment of Equivalent Pasteurization Methods of Foods:
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ophs/nacmcf/2004/NACMCF Pasteurization 082704.pdf

Medical Microbiology Reference:
http://www.gsbs.utmb.edu/microbook/toc.htm

Technical Guidance

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA): www.gmaonline.org

GMA, Control of Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods:
http://www.gmaonline.org/downloads/technical-guidance-and-tools/SalmonellaControlGuidance.pdf

GMA Annex to Control of Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods:
http://www.gmaonline.org/downloads/wvgwam/Salmonellaguidanceannex.pdf

GMA Equipment Sanitary Design Checklist for Low Moisture Foods:
www.gmaonline.org/downloads/wvgwam/GMA Equipment Design Checklist 05 14 2010.xls

GMA Facility Sanitary Design Checklist:
www.gmaonline.org/downloads/technical-guidance-and- tools/GMA Facility Design Checklist 100622.xls

GMA Industry Handbook for the Safe Processing of Nuts:
http://www.gmaonline.org/downloads/technical-guidance-and-tools/Industry Handbook for Safe Processing of Nuts 1st Edition 22Febl0.pdf

GMA Food Supply Chain Handbook (English):
http://www.gmaonline.org/downloads/technical-euidance-and-tools/GMA SupplvChain2.pdf (Also available in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Russian and Japanese)

Guidelines for Validation of Consumer Cooking Instructions for Not-Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Products:
http://www.gmaonline.org/downloads/wygwam/121894 l.pdf

GMA Bookstore:
http://www.gmaonline.org/forms/store/CommercePlusFormPublic/search?action=Feature